Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Hat I Made And Some Lego

I got hooked up with a group of ladies who have what they call "Veruca Night" about once a month where they all get together, bring food, do crafts, and gossip. My friend Angie is the one who got me into it, and the times that I have been able to go it's been at her house.

It's always a great time!

The first time I went with another friend of mine, Leigh, and Angie pulled out her hat knitting loom and started showing Leigh how simple it was to use. She also showed us a bunch of the hats she had made. I was FASCINATED with this very colorful hat she had made on the loom using a Red Heart Yarn. I had never seen it at Michael's but she mentioned she'd seen it at Joanne's quite a bit and she ended up picking up a skein of it for me.
Leigh borrowed the loom that night and loved it so much that she went and bought her own set after she finished the hat! Then I was even more intrigued. Last time I went to Veruca Night, Angie showed me how to use the hat loom, and I knitted myself a rolled brim hat with that fun, colorful yarn. Pictures follow of what I ended up with!
Sorry ladies, this one isn't for sale! I do have a couple new things up on Etsy though.
And, Dan bought us two new modular Lego buildings, they are the two in the middle.
The one on the very right is a hotel he built many years ago. It was one of the first things I noticed that he had in his room (before we moved in together) - I thought it was so neat! The one on the left is one he bought last year which is a 3 story shop. The two new ones are in the middle. I did the building to the right of the Grand Emporium, it is sort of like a duplex I guess. The left part of the 3 story building is a townhouse (very detailed - furniture inside, vegetable garden on the roof, just some of the few details) and to the right is the pet shop. To the right of that building is the firehouse which Dan built. The door is super cool - I had never seen a Lego piece like that previously. It actually rolled up. There is a back entrance to the firehouse so the truck can get in that way as well. I am just so amazed at how much detail Lego puts into their models. Yes, they are expensive, but it's absolutely worth it. This was my first time building a modular building and I'd definitely like to build more.